Paul Raven (footballer)

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Paul Raven
Personal information
Full name Paul Duncan Raven
Date of birth (1970-07-28) 28 July 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Salisbury, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 Doncaster Rovers 52 (4)
1989–2000 West Bromwich Albion 259 (15)
1991–1992 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 7 (0)
1998–1999 Rotherham United (loan) 11 (2)
2000–2003 Grimsby Town 31 (0)
2003–2004 Carlisle United 24 (1)
2004–2006 Barrow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Duncan Raven (born 28 July 1970 in Salisbury, England) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender between 1988 and 2006. He notably played for West Bromwich Albion and Grimsby Town.


Raven was added to the first team squad at Doncaster Rovers in 1988. After his first season with Rovers, he moved to West Bromwich Albion. Raven played for Albion for the next eleven years, while also spending time on loan with former club Doncaster and Rotherham United.

In July 2000, Raven joined Grimsby Town on a free transfer. Grimsby were managed by Alan Buckley for whom he had previously played at West Brom. Although Buckley was sacked eight weeks later, Raven played for three years at Blundell Park.

In the summer of 2003, he joined Carlisle United along with fellow Grimsby player Steve Livingstone. During his time at Carlisle he scored once against York.[1] After Carlisle, he played out the last two years of his career at Barrow.


  1. ^ "Carlisle 1-2 York". BBC. 9 August 2003. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 

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